After Warren Beatty in Shampoo, the perpetually cowboy-hatted stylist José Eber is the most iconic figure in Los Angeles hair. And at his eponymous new Beverly Hills salon, the man who styled Farrah's flip in the 1970s shows how he's stayed relevant--and prosperous--through his four decades of styling.
Luxe with soaring ceilings, the 8,500-square-foot space has Hollywood Regency appointments such as tufted love seats, patterned wallpapers and purple-lacquer woodwork (the color was inspired by former client Elizabeth Taylor, who helped Eber find the space). Twenty-five colorists and cutters (including the master himself) share space on the main floor, using prestigious botanical Phyto products.
But the salon's real innovation begins upstairs, with a large swath of real estate devoted to private rooms for intimate treatments including waxing, semi-permanent makeup application and hair extensions. Soon, a wing for the Ko'an medi-spa will open, dispensing Botox and other cosmetic procedures.
But lest one assume Eber's pleasure dome is only for the lucky few, cuts begin at $85. Of course, he still knows how to pamper his celebrity clients: For an extra fee, there's a private styling suite available, which is roomy enough for an entourage.
José Eber, 360 North Camden Dr., Beverly Hills; 310-858-4000 or joseeber.com